It is currently 23 Nov 2017, 12:12

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Help with Retake Strategy

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 21 Jul 2012
Posts: 68

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 32

### Show Tags

29 Dec 2012, 09:24
Hello All,

I recently completed my first actual exam and scored a 640 (Q40 V38) back in August. I have been studying but not as vigorously as I was for the first test. I want to actually put a concrete plan into action to actually force myself to study and try to retackle this thing. Can anyone give advice or helpful spreadsheets that document when I should be doing what. For example, should I go through all of the problems in the OG (and in what time frame)? When should I take my MGMAT CATs and the GMATPrep CATs (also timing on these)? I would like to retake before May is that a bad idea? etc etc.

Thanks for all of the help!

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 32

TOEFL Forum Moderator
Joined: 16 Nov 2010
Posts: 1602

Kudos [?]: 601 [2], given: 40

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Re: Help with Retake Strategy [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jan 2013, 23:11
2
KUDOS

Kudos [?]: 601 [2], given: 40

Intern
Joined: 17 Sep 2012
Posts: 24

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 1

Re: Help with Retake Strategy [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2013, 00:40
jmuduke08 wrote:
Hello All,

I recently completed my first actual exam and scored a 640 (Q40 V38) back in August. I have been studying but not as vigorously as I was for the first test. I want to actually put a concrete plan into action to actually force myself to study and try to retackle this thing. Can anyone give advice or helpful spreadsheets that document when I should be doing what. For example, should I go through all of the problems in the OG (and in what time frame)? When should I take my MGMAT CATs and the GMATPrep CATs (also timing on these)? I would like to retake before May is that a bad idea? etc etc.

Thanks for all of the help!

Retaking the test before May is not a bad idea- in fact you should target taking the test before May; otherwise stretching it beyond May will make you lose momentum.

Secondly, how long have you been studying for the second attempt ? The correct way to go about retaking your GMAT is -a) to identify precisely which all areas do you need to improve upon b) what exactly do you need to change to actually improve on those areas-it could a change in the way you analyze questions, a change in the books you used, a change in your studying strategy, a change in the number of hours you put in-there are basically n number of things and you have to identify which all areas do you need a change in c) measure your performance
You should take most of the full length CATs once you're confident in both Quant and Verbal otherwise you will end up wasting the tests. Remember that practice tests are assessment tools so you want to assess your skills once you feel that have improved them by a good extent.

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 1

Re: Help with Retake Strategy   [#permalink] 07 Jan 2013, 00:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Help with Retake Strategy

Moderator: HKD1710

 HOT DEALS FOR NOVEMBER Economist GMAT - Free Free 1-week trial + Free Test Kaplan Courses - Save \$475 \$225 Discount + \$250 Bonus Target Test Prep - \$800 \$50 Discount + \$750 Bonus [GMAT ClubTests and Premium MBA Bundle] EMPOWERgmat - \$99/mo GMAT Club tests included 2nd month GMAT Club Tests - Free Included with every course purchaseof \$149 or more - Full List is here

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.